Defining Success

 

BY TYSON POPPLESTONE
 

Success is a difficult word to define.  

It’s not one size fits all.

That can be problematic for many of us because when we don’t have a clear definition of what we mean when we use the word, it’s easy to seek what our culture calls success; more money, more fame, more power, without considering whether these things add value to our lives.

The word means something different to you than it does to me.

We need to define it for ourselves. 

But how do we do that?

By considering how we’d like to be remembered. What we'd like the people closest to us to say in our eulogy. When we consider this, we quickly realise that more money, fame and power aren’t the most important things we can invest in.  

So, before we start comparing, pursuing and reaching for success, let’s take some time to figure out what that actually means. 
 

 

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